Recent Advances in Environmentally Compatible Polymers

Cellucon ’99 Proceedings

Edited by

  • J F Kennedy, University of Birmingham
  • G O Phillips, Phillips Hydrocolloid Research Ltd, UK
  • P A Williams, The North East Wales Institute, UK

Based on the proceedings of the eleventh international Cellucon conference held in Tsukuba, Japan, this book offers a comprehensive overview of important research undertaken into all aspects of environmentally compatible polymers.

It deals with natural and synthetic polymer materials such as gels, fibres, pulp and paper, films, foams, blends and composites and shows how environmental compatibility such as biodegradability and recyclability can be developed by utilising natural polymers such as polysaccharides and polyphenols.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2001
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-545-3

Table of Contents

Part 1 An overview of the degradation of polymer materials. Part 2 Synthesis and derivatisation of biocompatible polymers. Part 3 Production and use of biocompatible materials. Part 4 Biodegradable polyurethane-based polymers. Part 5 Analysis and characterisation of new polymers and materials. Part 6 Bioengineering of new materials.